Win Tickets ($50): Jeff Austin Band @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Special Guests Dead Winter Carpenters

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jeff Austin Band @ Aladdin Theater on October 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 22.


From our sponsors:
Jeff Austin Band w/ Special Guests Dead Winter Carpenters
October 25, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $22-$25
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

“When I’m writing a song, it’s not about the hot licks, it’s about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song,” says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: “It’s the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they’re feeling, but bringing something out of them.” For Austin, the act of speaking to people through his art really means using his voice.

The career of the Colorado-based artist has already seen him break through jam and bluegrass scenes, play stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and outdoor events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, among many others. But with the launch of his solo career in 2014, Austin is now building on the foundations of previous ventures while honing his own sound and charting new courses.

“I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve played with,” says Austin who has shared stages with such luminaries as Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Earle Scruggs, Jon Fishman, and Phil Lesh. And it’s artists such as these who have helped crystalize Austin’s idea of what he wants to do as he moves forward with his eponymous project. “From both the rock side and the bluegrass side,” he explains, “I’ve learned a lot about song structure, solo ideas, playing with guts, and being who you are.”

Although he considers the Jeff Austin Band his primary focus, the mandolinist and singer is also known for embracing collaborations. In 2004, he released a full-length album with Chris Castino (The Big Wu) that featured guest appearances by Noam Pikelny, Darol Anger, and Sally Van Meter. Just two short years later in 2006, Austin teamed with Keller Williams and Keith Moseley to record a live album of bluegrass takes on Grateful Dead covers. The project, released under the name Grateful Grass, benefited the Rex Foundation. And most recently, Austin revived 30db – his project with Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Jeff Austin Band @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Special Guests Dead Winter Carpenters

  1. Peter October 9, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Would love to see Jeff! I miss old ymsb!

  2. jaclyn October 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    seeing jeff would be the best! i hope i win!!

  3. Matt October 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    It has been a long time since I have seen Jeff

  4. Nick October 9, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

    I haven’t seen Jeff Austin Band and have heard great things about this current lineup. I’d love to go!

  5. Cara October 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Super dope

  6. Ryan Sexton October 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    Love Jeff’s mando-magic!

  7. Dan Korpenfelt October 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    pick me please

  8. Dylan Luka October 12, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    Oh how I miss Jeff, he is awesome.

  9. Lisa Long October 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Would love to see this show!

  10. Marianne Silva October 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Would love this live music in my life!

  11. Robert October 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing the many faces of JA!

  12. Pepper Varga October 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Love Jeff! Haven’t seen him since Yonder, what a great!

  13. Riona Abhainn October 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    I really enjoy bluegrass and would definitely enjoy winning these tickets.

  14. Mac October 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    This sounds like such a fun date idea!

  15. Saul October 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Love me some Jeff!

  16. Kent Moffat October 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    Would love to catch both of these bands. Haven’t seen Jeff since he left Yonder.

  17. Dave G. October 17, 2018 at 9:11 am #

    I’ll take a stab at JAB tickets!

  18. Ellen martin October 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    I want to attend!

  19. Madison October 18, 2018 at 1:03 am #

    Coming out for business and would love to see Jeff while i am there

  20. Luke October 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Missing Jeff at NWSS each year, would love to see him!

  21. Luke October 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    Missing Jeff each and every summer at NWSS, help me to rectify

  22. Luke October 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    Missing Jeff each and every summer at NWSS, help me to rectify

  23. Roger Leece October 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    Yes! Dead Winter Carpenters are the real deal. Love their shows. Would very much enjoy seeing them again along with Jeff, who is doing great things. Thanks for the opportunity at free tickets.

  24. Frank Byers October 19, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    I need a bluegrass concert.

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